The Brecksville Theatre

theatre [thee-uh-ter] noun.

  1. a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience

The Brecksville Theatre, conceived July 1, 2017, has been founded on the community’s rich cultural background. This group of thespians is a product of the merge between the two longstanding theatre groups in Brecksville: Brecksville Theater on the Square (BTOTS) and Brecksville Little Theatre (BLT). Leadership came together to honor the history of both organizations and developed a straightforward mission for the new group:

"to engage the community through the performing arts."

The theatre has a 12-member Advisory Board of Directors from various community arts and business disciplines who also sit on a 5-member Executive Committee. While many on the Advisory Board of Directors are past members of the two founding theaters, the new theatre welcomes members with a wide range of backgrounds, from HR directors, diversity specialists, choreographers, financial advisors, business owners, mayors, teachers, church leaders, senior care leaders, artists, and a superintendent, the board of directors is a valued team to the theatre. Theatre is, in a lot of respects, there to entertain and amuse; however, it is also there to question, enlighten, challenge, awaken and make you uncomfortable. Theatre can help an audience to feel and experience any of the myriad human emotions.

The Brecksville Theatre thrives on community involvement. Whether it’s to come out to audition, volunteer as an usher, assist in set building, run lights and sound, or assist in marketing, there are many ways for the community to get involved, give it a shot…you just may fall in love! Fans of theatre can get involved behind the scenes by becoming a sponsoring patron and joining the Theatre Charitable Donation Campaign. The group is also looking for local and regional businesses interested in sponsoring shows.